Chatham-Kent police briefs

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Emergency crews responded to a garage fire on Lorne Avenue in Chatham Monday night.

Through investigation, police identified a suspect, Chatham-Kent police said. No one was injured.

The 25-year-old Chatham woman was arrested and charged with arson. She was released with a court date.

Outstanding warrants

On Monday evening, police responded to a report of suspicious man sitting on the front porch of a residence on Minnie Street in Wallaceburg.

The intoxicated man was identified and arrested on an outstanding warrant for failing to comply and failing to attend court, police said.

The 41-year-old Wallaceburg man was released with a court date.

On Monday, an officer on general patrol observed a man in the area of Lorne Avenue and Raleigh Street. The officer recognized the man and knew that he was wanted on an outstanding warrant for a fraud investigation, police said.

The 32-year-old Chatham was arrested and released with a court date.

Shoplifting complaints

On Monday morning, a woman attended Walmart and allegedly took various items including an inflatable pool in a large box.

The woman reportedly fled the store with the box sticking out of the trunk of the vehicle she was driving, police said.

An officer on patrol observed the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop in Wallaceburg.

The 36-year-old woman was arrested and charged with theft under $5,000, being in possession of property obtained by a crime under $5,000 and driving without a licence. She was released with a court date.

Police responded to another shoplifting complaint at Walmart that afternoon. A loss prevention officer allegedly saw the man conceal a pair of Skull Candy earphones valued at $40 in his pants and exit the store.

The 31-year-old Chatham man was charged with theft under $5,000 and being in possession of property obtained by a crime under $5,000. He was released with a court date.

Jewelry theft

On Sunday, around 1 p.m., someone forced their way into Bibles for Mission on Wellington Street in Chatham.

Stolen was a quantity of jewelry from a glass case. Contact Const. Ian Scoyne at ians@chatham-kent.ca, or 519-436-6600 ext. 87292. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

Break and enter

Sometime between Saturday at 9 a.m. and Monday at noon, someone forced their way into a garage on Patteson Avenue in Chatham.

Stolen items included:

- 18 volt drill;

- Gas-powered Briggs & Stratton 6.5 hp pressure washer;

- Two 14-inch adjustable wrenches along with assorted wrenches;

- Two vintage 100-watt amplifiers;

- 4-inch Makita grinder;

- Ryobi 4-cycle gas weed whacker;

- 12-inch Craftsman chop saw;

- Fishing equipment.

Total value of the theft has been estimated at $1,000.

Contact Const. Aaron Medenblik at aaronm@chatham-kent.ca, or 519-436-6600 ext. 87072, or Crime Stoppers.

 

 

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